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World Builder Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by Bruce Branit called World Builder. Students learn collocations with ‘build’, speak and write about a perfect world, watch a short film, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate […]

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Nightcrawler Viewing Guide

A 34-page viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed, for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing recommendations • A film synopsis with […]

Soulmates Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Arturo Perez and the theme of soulmates. Students discuss love and soulmates, watch a short film, listen for specific information, discuss a short film, answer an interactive questionnaire and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner […]

Serial Taxi Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Serial Taxi by Ringling College of Art and Design, and the themes of film, television and murder mysteries. Students use vocabulary related to film and television, talk about film and television, read a news report, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, write a […]

Dallas Buyers Club Viewing Guide

A 32-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing recommendations • A film synopsis with […]

Five Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by The Mercadantes titled Five and the theme of religion. Students learn vocabulary related to religion, compare five religions, watch a short film, discuss a short film, discuss religion and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: […]

29 Ways to Stay Creative Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 29 Ways to Stay Creative by To-fu and the theme of creativity. Students learn vocabulary related to creativity, talk about creativity, discuss what they do to be creative, watch a short video, discuss a short video and reflect on the lesson.     Language […]

The Hangover Viewing Guide

A 42-page viewing guide to the Golden Globes-winning film The Hangover starring Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking. The viewing guide includes: • Viewing recommendations • A film synopsis with […]

Educate the Heart Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video called Educate the Heart and the themes of education and compassion. Students discuss a quotation, use vocabulary related to education and compassion, predict the content of a short video, watch a video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a video, interview a partner, watch an interview, reflect on […]

Beauty Patch Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled Beauty Patch commissioned by Dove and the theme of beauty. Students practise using abstract nouns, describe their perfect partner, discuss beauty, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, read and discuss tweets on a short film, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson. […]